“You’re eating for two” is often interpreted as “eat twice as much” which is, admittedly, more catchy than “you should eat healthy, gain some weight but not too much (and not too little)”. Unfortunately, excessive weight gain in pregnancy isn't just hard to lose, it may have a lasting effect on a child’s weight and health.Read More
A new study shows why you should think again about alcohol in moderation for heart health. Remember the French paradox? Recent studies put into question our convenient belief that alcohol is a double-edged sword.Read More
A new study joins others in showing that over time, well-meaning parents’ attempts to curb unhealthy snacking by restricting them backfires and achieves the opposite results. On the other hand, if parents remove unhealthy foods and replace them with healthy foods, without comment of fuss, kids eat better after a while.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?
The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment.
When it comes to weight, couples are symbiotic. Tom Brady’s diet was affected by Gisele’s, and that’s true not just for the beautiful and famous. When one spouse becomes obese, the likelihood of the other spouse becoming obese is 37 percent! Could weight loss also spread in such a way?Read More
Almost every human action or inaction carries some risk, and one needs some perspective and wisdom in order to carry on with a happy life and not be bogged down by foreboding information.Read More
A new meta-analysis, including 200,000 people, finds that family meals help fight overweight and obesity. The family meal offers a great opportunity to lead by example, communicate good habits and to enjoy healthier food.Read More
If there were a drug that could lower your cancer risk by 25 or 33 percent, wouldn’t you be urging your doctor to prescribe it for you?Read More
If you’re looking for an easy to follow, realistic, positive, healthy living goal for 2018, try eating real. I’m not suggesting you make all your food from scratch. It would also be highly impractical to mill your own wheat, or press your own oil. Just try to avoid the highly processed stuff.Read More
When it comes to storing fat it isn’t just how much we eat, but also what we eat. Some foods – and no, it isn’t just beer that causes a big belly – lead to fat storage in the worst-for-health places – in the liver and around internal organs.Read More
Despite gratitude's proven benefits, noticing our blessings isn’t easy. Food can be an excellent cue to remind us to appreciate what we have and to give some thought to the wonder of what made our meal possible.Read More
Whole grains – unlike refined grains, which have been stripped off their bran and germ and rendered into pretty much pure carbs – retain many essential nutrients. A new study puts whole grains to the test.Read More
Chocolate, long associated with indulgence, romance and guilty pleasures has become a health food. Is the transformation deserved?Read More
What’s new in organic food? Here are a few fresh reasons to be optimistic.Read More
It’s easy to do things we enjoy, that’s why it’s critical that kids enjoy healthy foods. To make healthy foods desirable we need to employ all aspects of food joy.Read More
Eating after 8pm has been associated with weight gain. But what if 8pm is the middle of your day? Many of today’s teens and college-aged kids live in social jetlag.Read More
There’s nothing wrong with a cup of coffee. Coffee by itself is actually part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. But coffee and sugar are connected in more than one way.